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Gualala Arts Lecture Series presents:
A Photo Journey through Southeast Asia

with Dave Windsor
Monday, July 13, 2009, 7:00 p.m.
Admission is $5

Alms Using the best of the over 5,000 pictures he took, Dave Windsor will reveal what he and his wife Janet discovered on their seven-week tour of the majority of countries that made up Indo-China in his lecture on Monday, July 13.

The trip through Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Myanmar, and Vietnam included explorations of an amazing history, a spectacular landscape, and an exotic world still available at reasonable prices for those with a sense of adventure and a desire for experiences that may soon vanish.

Human Chess Dave and his wife, Janet, traveled by train, boat, bus, car, tuk tuk and motorcycle taxis. One highlight was a two-day boat trip on the fabled Mekong River that included a visit to Luang Prabang, the capital of ancient Laotian kings. This part of the Mekong Valley includes natural wonders such as the Kuang Si Falls and Pak Ou Caves and the historical Wat Xieng Thong temple and Haw Kham Royal palace.

Cambodia's Angkor Wat, another destination, is one of the most famous temple complexes in Southeast Asia, though Beng Mealea, an un-restored temple, is equally as fascinating.

Hoi An Dave will recount his experiences and provide helpful travel tips for anyone interested in visiting this part of the world. For example, he advises the least crowded time to visit Angkor Wat is between 8:00 and 10:00 a.m. when most tourists are eating breakfast.

When working as an analytical chemist for Proctor and Gamble, Dave traveled to Europe and Japan on business and led dive trips around the world as a scuba instructor. Between retirement and Sea Ranch he and Janet had an extended stay in Australia and New Zealand.

An admission charge of $5 will be collected at the door.

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